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John Brooks scores on a hit by his twin brother Jacob in a recent Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority baseball game.

Wade Hutson takes a swing in a recent Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority baseball game.

John David Peek loosens up for his first Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority game after he had a cast removed from his arm.

Jacob Brooks gets a hit in a recent Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation game that drove in his twin brother John.

Bacardy Armstrong delivers a pitch for Freedom Logistics as umpire Henry Lee looks over her shoulder in a recent Moultrie-Colquitt County Recreation and Parks Authority softball game.

Jack Tillery of Larry's Bait and Tackles runs to first base in a recent game.

Decades of the Moultrie High School cheerleaders recently got together for a reunion representing cheerleaders from MHS 60s and 70s. They shared great memories of cheering the Packers of MHS, memorable events, cheerleading camps and all the fun trips with their sponsor Mr. Joe Patterson. Sho…

The Colquitt County seventh-grade girls soccer team includes, front, from left, Audrey Romulo, Banery Monzon, Zykerriny Drayton, Bailey Chitty, Shyanna Young, Eidi Gachuz and Jasmin Grijalva; back, Coach Marybel Ortega, Chelsea Moreno, Itzamara Villanueva, Marjory Sanchez, Tinsley Adair, Har…

VALDOSTA — Coach Alan Rodemaker’s ongoing lawsuit made the Valdosta Board of Education agenda again Tuesday night but there's still no decision on a settlement.

MOULTRIE — One of the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on high school football programs was how they lost young players whose families were reluctant to let them play last season.

MOULTRIE — Despite high school career-best rounds by Chase Blanton and David Strange, the Colquitt County boys golf team failed to advance at the Class 7A Area 1 tournament held on Friday at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta.

Despite high school career-best rounds by Chase Blanton and David Strange, the Colquitt County boys golf team failed to advance at the Class 7A Area 1 tournament held on Friday at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta. Blanton, shown in photo, shot a 73 and Strange, a freshman, shot a 77 fo…

The 2021 Colquitt County junior varsity soccer team includes, sitting, from left, Giovanni Pascual and Heath Massey; second row, Mason Causey, Uriel Cinto, Fidel Jimenez, Sergio Contreras, Alan Campos, Joshua Baltazar, Josiah Manuel, Carlos Dominguez, Jason Portillo, Daniel Zongua and Osvald…

The Region 1-7A runner-up Colquitt County boys team includes, from left, Mark Breedlove, Jacob Icard, Colin Faison, Kenny Dang, Emilio Ocampo, Zack Tucker, Aden Eubanks, Luan Nguyen, Connor Henry and coach Mell Wier.

Posing with the 2021 Region 1-7A runner-up trophy is the Colquitt County girls tennis team that includes, from left, Ella Roberts, Odessa Dixon, Shelly Azar, Karli Yarbrough, Ava McCranie, Maahi Patel, Hayden Roberts and Anna Grace Browning. The team's coach in Amber Hurst.

Residents take advantage of the CCRPA’s new splash pad

After signing with Fort Valley State, Colquitt County’s Vendarion Knighton, right, poses with his father, former Packer defensive back Sandy Knighton.

These youngsters are enjoying the new splash pad at the Southwest Memorial Pool.

Ryder Browning connects for Larry’s Bait and Tackle.

Pax Anderson is greeted at home after scoring for IFCO Seedlings.

Hunter Southwell gets a good pitch to hit during a recent Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority game.

Pax Anderson gets some direction from his coach - and father - Adam Anderson as he rounds third and heads for home after hitting a home run.

MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County girls and boys tennis teams swept an opening-round, Class 7A state tournament doubleheader against two Region 4 opponents on Monday at Packer Park and will head north for the second round on Thursday.

VALDOSTA – The Georgia High School Association unanimously rejected Valdosta High School’s appeal of the recommended sanctions that declared five players ineligible and banned the Wildcats from the 2021 postseason.

MOULTRIE — Moultrie YMCA MG’s Xcel Silver and Gold teams competed in the 2021 USAG State Meet.

Colquitt County keeper Madison Edmondson (00) goes up to make a save in a recent match against Thomas County Central.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Army marched into Packer Park Saturday in the form of about a half-dozen recruiters who led a basic-training-style team-building exercise for the Colquitt County Packers football team.

MOULTRIE - The Colquitt County eighth-grade baseball team completed a dominant run through the Deep South Baseball Conference with an 11-1 championship-clinching victory over Tift County on Thursday at Packer Park.

MOULTRIE - The Colquitt County boys tennis team fell 2-3 to Camden County in the Region 1-7A tennis tournament’s championship match on Tuesday, but as the No. 2 team, still will play host to a first-round state tournament match.

Led by Tucker Brown’s 77, the Colquitt County boys golf team shot a 326 and finished sixth out of 14 teams in Monday’s Muscogee Invitational at Maple Ridge Golf Club. The Packers, who played without Chase Blanton, who is nursing a sore back, also counted an 82 from both Marshall McCranie and…

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